- Turn your toaster on it’s side and melt a piece of cheese on your toast!
Eli Newcomb will be speaking at our Virtual Annual Conference this year about his team’s objective to make a broader impact in the field of behavior analysis. While most of the procedures in this field are studied in inpatient and other intensive treatment settings, he and his team study these procedures in a school setting.
Our ASCV Conference Series, Building a Spectrum of Opportunity, will feature weekly virtual presentations on critical autism-related topics for self-advocates, caregivers, and teachers or other professionals interested in learning more about how to better serve our autism community.
School districts are utilizing a multitude of scenarios regarding how school will be held this school year. For some instruction is happening in the school building and for others instruction is continuing with distance learning. Furthermore, some schools are using a hybrid of the two and it is likely that the manner in which instruction is provided may need to pivot during the year because of the impact of the pandemic. How can schools and families figure out what instruction will look like this year and how to make it meaningful? The TIES Center, which is the national technical assistance center on inclusive practices and policies for students with significant cognitive disabilities, will review the 5C Process which is used for identifying learning priorities for each student with intellectual disabilities and building continuity between their inclusive environments and instructional supports to provide meaningful instruction across their day.
Have your child decorate a variety of paper cut out leaves- on the opposite side, write or draw an exercise or activity to complete. Make a paper tree on the wall or draw one on the white board. Have the child “toss” the leaves in the air and then pick one up at a time, completing the exercise/activity written on the back of the leaf, then place the leaf on the tree.
This is our guy’s “Senior Year”, having had 2 children go through the typical path of high school, I know what graduation is supposed to look like. I know how exciting it is, or is supposed to be. This is not the same and I really don’t “know how to do it all”.
October! Can you believe it? Sometimes I wake up and wonder what month, season and year it is!!
We are in week 4 of virtual school at our home and it has been HARD! It is mentally exhausting to be on the computer and to be so disconnected. I am talking about what is is like for me. I can only imagine how difficult it is for my son. I can see his struggles, I can feel his anxiety and I can not do anything about it except continue to support him. I know the teachers are also struggling, it is not easy for anyone. Many have asked me what my days are like and I thought I would share a little with you all, it may confirm that for those of us doing this- we are not alone.